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FEF Challenge: Motivation

Saturday, May 07, 2011      3 comments

"For the main challenge, blog about why you decided to change your habits to become a healthy, fit person. Even if we arenít at goal, we have ALL made lots of changes. What motivated you to take that first step?" My decision to get healthy ... Read more

Relighting my spark

Monday, May 02, 2011      10 comments

The past 3 weeks have been less than stellar for me. Nothing really happened -- and I guess that's the problem. It started the week that my MIL came to visit. I spent 12 hours a day playing tour guide, 8 hours sleeping and the rest either w... Read more

Just for fun: 50 things

Thursday, April 28, 2011      7 comments

I borrowed this from ABB698 (thanks Lesa!): 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No. I was named after a plant (Heather)! 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? this morning. i'm a sucker for a happy ending. 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDW... Read more

Grillin' and chillin'

Friday, April 22, 2011      6 comments

Today's been a good day so far. My husband has the day off from work (mostly), and we decided to be lazy and save all of the hard work for the weekend. So, I decided to finally take the plunge and learn how to grill. We've had a grill for ... Read more

FEF Challenge: Spring activity

Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

Here's our challenge for this week: This week, get in a fun exercise that relates to spring and post a blog about it. You also need to post a comment on another participantís blog about their spring exercise in order to get full points for the... Read more

FEF Bonus Challenge: 3 books

Saturday, April 16, 2011      4 comments

This challenge asked us to share 3 books about fitness and/or nutrition that had an impact. These are mine: The Omnivoreís Dilemma by Michael Pollan: I was already subscribing to a CSA and trying to eat more fresh produce when I picked u... Read more

FEF Challenge: Motivation collage

Saturday, April 16, 2011      6 comments

I think I groaned when I read this challenge. I have been putting off making a vision collage/motivation board/whatever since I began participating in SP. Part of my hesitation comes from not wanting to share something so personal with others, a... Read more

Digging deep and my secret shame

Thursday, April 07, 2011      12 comments

This is my new mantra. I know everyone says it, but I'm now trying to live it. To me, the phrase "dig deep" doesn't just mean "try harder" or "push yourself." It means finding the courage to go further than you think you can to a place wher... Read more

My conversation with Fat

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      7 comments

I read this exercise in a book and I've been putting off actually doing it. I was afraid of what I might learn from it. I never put myself out there like this, and I'm hoping it doesn't read too negative or pitiful. That's not the spirit in whic... Read more

FEF Challenge: Weight-Loss Motivators

Monday, March 28, 2011      11 comments

Iíve never really thought about who motivates me to get moving and get healthy. But, since this is a challenge, I had to do some thinking! Here are my 5 biggest motivators: GRANDPARENTS: My grandparents inspire my weight-loss journey indi... Read more

My soup is soupy!

Monday, March 21, 2011      9 comments

I could not be more excited about this. Sad, I know. The other times I've tried making soup, it's turned out too thick or more like a stew than a soup. But not today! ... Read more

Calcium tracking

Sunday, March 20, 2011      8 comments

I knew I was asking for trouble when I decided to add calcium to my nutrition tracker last week. I had avoided it up until now because I knew it would be way lower than the recommended amount. The low number in the range is 100. Today was a pret... Read more

I heart San Diego

Monday, March 14, 2011      5 comments

I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place, where I can drive 20 minutes to the coast and feel like I've "escaped" from it all. Every time I've driven past the hoards of people running, walking, skating and biking along the coastal highway, ... Read more

Laziness and hunger do not mix

Sunday, March 06, 2011      8 comments

I went for a great 5-mile walk this morning. That's farther than I normally go, and I felt a good deal of accomplishment afterward. I mean, what a great start to the week, right? Fast forward to dinnertime: After successfully distracting mysel... Read more

Balsamic carrots

Saturday, March 05, 2011      5 comments

I posted a blog about my dinner last night and the balsamic-glazed carrots generated some interest. They should -- they're GOOD! haha Anyway, here's the original recipe: www.epicurious.com/recip
es/food/views/Carrots-Glaz
ed... Read more


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